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1.13.21 Members Making News
From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release: Lucas Metropolitan Housing has been awarded a HUD 2021 Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Grant in the amount of $263,400. The award supports the salaries for 4 FSS Coordinators who will continue to assist public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)...
12.22.20 Analysis, CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday, the House and Senate passed a spending package that includes FY21 funding for HUD programs and additional COVID-19 relief. On December 27 President Trump signed the package. See CLPHA’s summary of the spending package below.    
11.20.20 CLPHA Comments
On November 20, CLPHA submitted comments to HUD on the Proposed Rule regarding “Streamlining and Implementation of Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Changes to Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.” CLPHA and its members were pleased to see many of the...
11.19.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
CLPHA is asking our members to review a draft of our comments on the proposed rule changes to the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program to be submitted to HUD by end of day tomorrow, November 20. While we will be submitting these comments independently, CLPHA has also signed on to joint...
11.19.20 CLPHA Member Update
From HUD and the FDIC: Please save the date for an upcoming webinar co-sponsored between HUD and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) which will focus on how Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) grantees can help the youth we serve successfully connect to financial...
10.6.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
On September 21, HUD issued a notice proposing significant changes to the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program. The changes, included in the 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, create multiple issues around implementation for which HUD is seeking comment. These...
9.21.20 CLPHA Member Update
In today’s Federal Register, HUD published a notice entitled “Streamlining and Implementation of Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Changes to Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.” HUD is issuing this notice in response to statutory...
3.4.20 Members Making News, Awards/Grants
On February 27, HUD announced $36 million in funding awards to public housing authorities and other grantees through the agency’s Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency-Service Coordinators program (ROSS-SC). The awards will allow grantees to hire or retain service coordinators who help...
2.10.20 Statement
CLPHA Responds to Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Public Housing Budget In the face of an estimated capital needs backlog of $70 billion, HUD’s budget zeroes out the public housing capital fund, which is used to address the growing physical needs of aging properties. WASHINGTON (February 10, 2020) -...
2.5.20
From the El Paso Herald-Post: For many people, home ownership is the ultimate American dream. But for some, it’s a dream that can feel just out of reach. That’s why the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) offers comprehensive home ownership and family self-sufficiency programs....

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